One of a pair of side chairs

about 1770–90 (?)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 92.7 x 46 x 59.1 cm (36 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple, pine

On View

Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)




Seating and beds


Thomas Melville m. Priscilla Scollay, 1774; to daughter Mary Melvinne, m. John D'Wolf 1808; to daughter Nancy Melville D'Wolf, m. Samuel Downes 1836; to daughter Gertrude Melville Downes, m. James D. Scudder 1864; to daughter Mary Pamelia Scudder, m. George B. Glidden 1884; to daughter Gertrude Glidden, d. 1964; to niece Geanne Glidden, m. John Higgins; to MFA 1977

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund